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A workaround for printing errors over AppleTalk
Authored by: lambertd on Mar 25, '03 05:39:19AM

> I set up the printer with a static IP

How is this done with an Asantetalk and a Localtalk printer (Apple Laserwriter 4/600)?

Yes I googled until my mind boogled :-)



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A workaround for printing errors over AppleTalk
Authored by: barryjaylevine on Mar 25, '03 01:23:19PM

Unfortunately, the AsanteTalk does not understand IP so this is not possible. However, the LaserWriter 4/600 -does- work properly in OSX Jaguar. (I have one going through an iPrintLT - the functional equiv. to the AsanteTalk - and it works just fine!)

Three tips, however:

1. Add as much RAM to the printer as possible. Documents printed in OSX are PDF so there's plenty of PS being spoken. This was not the case in docs coming from earlier OS's so it is probable that the printer will error due to lack of RAM. Print a config page to determine RAM. Then, if more can be added, head over to www.memorytogo.com and order it there. I've never had a problem with RAM purchased from them.

2. In Jaguar you may set the PPD manually; set it to "Generic". I've found that it seems to print slightly faster (instead of using the 4/600 PPD). There is nothing "special" about the 4/600 that is not already handled by the Generic PPD.

3. Verify that your cable (between the AsanteTalk and the printer) is good. Try a set of PhoneNet connectors or a "normal" 6 foot printer cable. Asante warned me about using "too short" of a cable. Curious; the cable they included with the box was only two feet long so it must be okay.

Regards,
Barry



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A workaround for printing errors over AppleTalk
Authored by: lambertd on Mar 25, '03 04:22:08PM

Thank you very much, Barry.

Lambert



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